Friday, January 3, 2014

Five Minute Fridays- Fight

Linking up with LisaJo Baker for five minute Fridays, where a topic is given and we write for five minutes, no editing, no stopping, just words straight from the heart.  Today's word?


Seems funny to be writing on "fight".  If I had chosen a word for this first Friday of 2014, I don't know that it would have been something so... violent.  I would have chosen something like "new" or "goal" or "opportunity."

But fight it is. There are a couple of things that come to mind when I think of fight.  Endurance. Training.  Blood, sweat, and tears.

Relay For Life... where we celebrate, remember, and fight back.

Fighting to get what you want. Fighting to keep what you want. Fighting to keep going. 

A fight is a vicious thing.  Full of emotions.  Putting physical means to something that is otherwise untangible.  Fighters must be courageous, strong, and spunky.  They must be willing to log long hours and work hard.... or just throw themselves into the fight with everything in them.

Physical fights usually don't involve words, no thinking, no hem-hawing around. 

Often, though, verbal sparring is more harmful.

But fights aren't always negative. Sometimes a good fight brings much needed conversation to the forefront. Sometimes, a good fight makes you realize that there are things worth fighting for.

Love.  Trust.  Friends.  Family.

So, maybe fight isn't such a bad word to describe the beginning of a new year. As we face challenges, we must be willing to fight for new opportunities, willing to fight for changes we are making, willing to fight for our lives...

Because our lives really are at stake. 

Check out other thoughts on "fight" at Lisa Jo's blog.
Five Minute Friday


  1. I had a similar first reaction to FIGHT. :) Now it is growing on me. I think I need more fight in me. Thanks for writing. Let's fight.

  2. Very good post, Lauren. Happy Friday!

  3. Fighting for new opportunities right alongside you friend! Happy New Year to you, Lauren!

  4. I think of all the "Rocky" movies - m/b cause I'm from near Philly! But he had to train in order to step into the ring...he needed to fight with passion as he fought...he didn't know how long his opponent would last, so he had to fight hard to win...Paul also tells us to "fight the good fight" and "finish the race set before us" always keeping in mind the prize - so it is a fight to the finish! a good thing when we receive God's blessings and words of hope...~Dianna